December 17, 2015
State of Oklahoma
Requests Major Disaster Declaration for November Storm
CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the state of Oklahoma has
requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government
related to the winter storm that began Nov. 25.
If approved, federal funding would
be available to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric
cooperatives and the state with infrastructure repairs and costs
associated with responding to the storm.
Counties included in the request
are Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Ellis,
Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Logan, Major, Oklahoma, Roger
Mills, Washita and Woods.
According to preliminary damage
assessments, the storm resulted in an estimated $19.7 million in damages
and response costs in these counties alone.
The storm resulted in power
outages for more than 125,000 homes and businesses statewide, as well as
dangerous travel conditions in some areas. The storm is blamed for two
Additional counties may be added
to the request at a later date should conditions warrant.